“We know that when children are fed and happy they do much better in school and communities thrive as well. We have seen all over the world that people are suffering, losing their jobs, closing businesses or struggling to stay open due to the pandemic. We wanted to sit down and come up with a plan to help them, ”Harris said.
“This mission was very dear to the heart of my daughter, Alecia Racquel Hicks, who passed away on March 18th. We are grateful to Mr. Crump for believing in our mission and working with us to bring this vision to life for so many single parents. over the country.
Joannie Gutzmore, a recipient and volunteer who attended Saturday’s event, said the initiative was indeed a blessing. Gutzmore said she became a single mother of six after her husband died.
“Often, family support programs overlook single parents who are among the working poor. We can have nice cars or live in a nice neighborhood, but often single moms and dads live paycheck to paycheck, ”she said.
“I like SPINN because it was there at a time when I didn’t even understand I was a single parent after my husband died. With Vanessa being there, that’s one reason I’m volunteering for the organization today.
Lakisha Jones, a single mother who recently received guardianship of six more children after her cousin passed away, also expressed gratitude for initiatives that help single parents. Jones said his family are currently living in a two-bedroom house to find out how to adjust resources to grow.